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In which t vents

Damn straight I’m never going to change, if by “never change,” you mean never change my mind about dating annoying men who don’t understand that no means no. Seriously. Do you think that shit WORKS? That I’ll be FLATTERED? UGH. You are not the first man to call me smart and beautiful. I promise, I… Read More In which t vents

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Street Food!

I had a fantastic weekend, but I’m swamped here at work so here’s something from the “I’ll post this someday” pile. Pate is made of finely ground cornflour, and served with a variety of sauces: sauce legume, sauce de tomate, or even klangklang, a snot-like sauce made of okra. Pate itself can be one of… Read More Street Food!

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NaNoWriMo

I’m participating in (inter)National Novel Writing Month. I’d run across it several times previously, but never at the right time to actually participate. Well, this time, it’s worked out perfectly. The month of November is hereby dedicated to learning Fon and writing my novel. It’s a lot tougher than I expected. As all of my… Read More NaNoWriMo

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Peaceful Coexistance

There’s a lot of talk these days about how peoples of all faiths can live and work together under the same government, especially when the government clearly favors a rule of law more closely aligned with one faith than another. In Benin, Christians (Catholics and Protestants alike, although it’s a primarily Catholic country), Animists, and… Read More Peaceful Coexistance

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Man, I forgot how freaking hard preparing lessons is. I’ve spent the last few days coming up with a comprehensive outline for an HTML/ CSS class, complete with homework assignments and accompanying examples . . . in French. And I’m not done yet. It’s frustrating because I could teach the classes by the seat of… Read More